Jason Jackson Upsets Yaroslav Amosov with TKO Victory at Bellator 301
By [Your Name], Sports Correspondent
Chicago, IL – In a stunning upset, Jason Jackson emerged victorious over Yaroslav Amosov in the main event of Bellator 301, securing the promotion’s welterweight title. The fight, which took place on Friday night, saw Jackson deliver a TKO at 2:08 of the third round, leaving the dominant champion Amosov shocked and defeated.
Amosov, with an undefeated record of 27-0, entered the bout as the heavy favorite. Known for his exceptional wrestling skills, Amosov was expected to dominate the fight. However, Jackson, a skilled wrestler himself, managed to evade Amosov’s takedowns and effectively counter with powerful combinations.
The finishing sequence came in the form of a devastating right cross, left hook, right cross combination from Jackson, causing Amosov to drop to the canvas. Jackson capitalized on the opportunity, relentlessly landing strikes until referee Blake Grice intervened.
Prior to the fight, ESPN had ranked Amosov as the sixth-best welterweight in the world, further highlighting the magnitude of Jackson’s victory.
Despite facing setbacks in his career, including failed attempts to join the UFC, Jackson has consistently faced tough competition and continued to improve. With a record of 17-4, the Jamaican fighter has now secured seven consecutive wins. Notable victories during this streak include former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, former Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima, and veteran Paul Daley.
Amosov, on the other hand, had previously won all eight of his Bellator fights. The Ukrainian fighter claimed the welterweight title in 2021 after defeating Lima. His only title defense came in February, where he secured a unanimous decision win over Jackson’s teammate, Logan Storley.
In the co-main event of the evening, Patchy Mix became the undisputed Bellator bantamweight champion by submitting Sergio Pettis with a rear-naked choke at 1:51 of the second round. Mix, ranked ninth in the world at bantamweight by ESPN, showcased his skills and determination throughout the fight.
The victory solidifies Jackson’s position as a rising star in the welterweight division and sets the stage for exciting future matchups in the world of mixed martial arts.